Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz Jan. 23, 2013

Page Two: Barrys Buzz  Jan. 23, 2013      
       Tower One Fifty Five will rise nine stories in Boca Raton's downtown, as the condominium development was approved unanimously by the City Council.
       Boca Raton Deputy Mayor Susan Haynie was named Woman of the Year by the South Florida Women in Transportation.
       Edward Breen, the retired CEO of Tyco International Ltd. will receive more than $150 million in compensation, retirement pay and stock payments.
       Office Depot will be getting a check in the mail shortly for $322,500 as part of its yearly Qualified Target Industry Tax Refund Program agreement, an incentive for keeping its headquarters in Palm Beach County and creating new jobs. Former North America President Kevin Peters is now CEO of FleetPride.
       Palm Beach County median home price increase topped the U.S. for December, reaching $169,000, a 35% increase compared to December of 2011.
       Four Boca Raton neighborhoods are still using septic systems, as the city closes in on the final conversions to sewers.
       Publix sells 18% of all lottery tickets.      
      Movie Talk with Morrie Zryl airs Thursdays at 6 p.m. on
       Barry Epstein Live internet television show features South Tech Academy Motorcycle instructor Tommy Terry, Arts Garage production director Pierre Rivard and Sun-Sentinel editorial columnist Kingsley Guy. Watch it on Friday, or any time after that on,, or to win free Cinemark theatre tickets.
      Among Movies opening Friday at the Cinemark and Regal Entertainment Shadowwood theatres are Parker (filmed in Palm Beach County), Movie 43 and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. Opening Friday at Movies of Delray and Lake Worth is Royal Affair and Rust and Bones opens at Movies of Lake Worth.
       The 2013 South Florida completes its 17-day run on Sunday, February 3.
      Neil Simon’s Chapter Two plays through Feb. 10 at the Plaza Theatre, A1A in Manalapan. Visit or call 561.588.1820.
     Broward Stage Door Theatre presents Damn Yankees through Feb. 10 and The World Goes Round through Jan. 20. Visit
      Delray Beach resident Alie Rothman, diagnosed with MS at the age of 14, one year after an open-heart surgery, hasn’t stopped her from helping others. She will be honored at the MS Gala Luncheon, 10 a.m. January 23 at the Sheltair Airplane Hangar, 1100 Lee Wagner Blvd. Tickets are $100 and sponsorships are also available. Visit or call 954.731.4224 for further information.
      Popular Lynn University political professor Dr. Robert Watson will be promoting his new book “Affairs of State” at various county libraries at 2 p,m. starting Jan. 24. Preregistration is required at
      The Boca Raton Greek Festival is Jan. 24-27 at St. Mark’s, 2100 Yamato Road. Visit for further information.
      The Jewish War Veterans Post #1055g present a fundraiser for the homeless war veterans housed at the V.A. Medical Center in Riviera Beach undergoing care and treatment as full time residents, non, Jan. 25 at Veteran’s Park, Palmetto Park Road, between 441 and Lyons Road, open to all Veterans and the public with funds toward the care of the Veterans and the hospital. Cost is $7.50 and includes hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks, chicken, chips, drinks, beans and more. For further information call 561.350.8750.
      Gloucester Blue is at the Arts Garage, 180 NE First Street, Jan. 25-Feb. 17. Visit or call 561.450.6357 for more information and tickets.
       The Boca Raton Green Market, in its 16th year, featuring farm-to-table, fresh-picked produce from local growers and lots more 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 26 with island music by DyMin on the keyboard at the southwest parking lot of Royal Palm Place, S. Fed. Hwy and SE Mizner downtown Boca Raton.
       Boca Raton Police Services Department and MicroShred Corp. are partnering to host a free shredding event on Saturday, Jan. 26. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at Town Center at Boca Raton mall, 6000 West Glades Road, in the northwest corner of the Sears parking lot. Call 561.347.3938.
    Boca's best-known impresario Jan McArt is about to launch another season of four live performances starting Jan. 26 with "Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn."   Visit, the Boice Box Office in the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn University campus, or call 561-237-9000.
    The Caribbean Cowboy Ball to benefit the George Snow Scholarship fund honoring Jay DiPetro, Office Depot and Office Depot Foundation is 6 p.m. Jan. 26 at Red Reef Park, 1401 N. State Road A1A, Boca Raton. Tickets are $175 with corporate table sponsorships available. Call 561.347.6799 for information.
       The Original Florida Follies present Viva Las Vegas at 1:45 Jan. 27, Feb. 3, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17 at Olympic Heights High School and other dates at other venues. Tickets are $28. Go to or call 954.956.2626 for more information.
     Memories of Gold: An Evening of Solid Gold Doo Wop is 7 p.m. Jan. 27 at the FAU auditorium. Visit or call 954.462.0222 for tickets.
     The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual luncheon will be Jan. 28 at Boca West Country Club, with Gerda Weissmann Klein, a Holocaust survivor and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom as guest speaker. Tickets are $125. Visit  or call 561.995.6773.
      Parade Productions presents Michael McKeever in The Whole Caboodle, Feb. 1-24 in the Mizner Park Cultural theatre, 201 Plaza Real, Boca Raton. See or call 866-811-4111 for more information and ticket reservations.
      The Allianz Championship golf tournament is set for Feb. 4 at the Broken Sound Old Course and brought $15 million to Boca Raton in 2012.
      The Maestro of the Movies is at the FAU auditorium 8 p.m. Feb. 4 and 6. Visit or call 561.832.7677 for tickets and more info.
      Flavors of Boca, sponsored by the Junior League of Boca Raton is 5:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Shops at Boca Center. Tickets are $40, or VIP at $75, which includes an open bar. Call 561.620.2553, visit, or visit
      NextEra Energy CEO Jim Robo is honored as the Business Leader of the Year by the FAU College of Business, 8 a.m. Feb. 8 at the Boca Resort and Club. Call 561.297.2980, or visit
      The 11th Annual FAU Alumni Association Sweethearts Dinner is 7 p.m. Feb. 8, at the Marleen and Harold Forkas Alumni Center. Call 561.297.6028.
      Gift of Life’s 3rd Annual Walk for Life to raise awareness for bone marrow and blood stem cell transplants with music, face-painting and other children’s activities is 9 a.m. to noon, Feb. 10 at FAU. Visit,  email, or call 561.982.2946 for more information.
      The Les Mack Trio is at the Spanish River Library3 p.m. Feb. 10. Call 561.299.8684 or visit for more information.
      The Dively Frontiers in Globalization Lecture presents Sir Ken Robinson, expert on the creative challenges facing business and education in the new global economies, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 6 at the Wold Performing Arts Center on the Lynn Campus. Tickets at  or call 561.237.9000.
       Elizabeth Smart will be the guest speaker at the sixth annual Heart of a Woman Luncheon 11 a.m. Feb. 12 in the Broken Sound Club in Boca Raton, with CBS 12 News Anchor Liz Quirantes as emcee for the annual event for AVDA, Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse. Tickets at $100. Call 561.265.3797 or visit  for further information and reservations.
      The Luxury Chamber Feb. 18 networking event will feature political consultant Roger Stone. Details to follow.
      Bob Newhart will headline the 7th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance three day event benefitting the Broward Boys and Girls Club at the Boca Resort and Club starting Feb. 22.
     The Retired Educators Club will meet noon, Feb. 25 with Linda Weil, Environmentalist &Community Activist speaking on "Think Globally, Act Globally" at Stratford Court,6343 Via de Sonrisa del Sur, Boca Raton. The public and new members are invited free. Call 954-255-6360 or 561-483-5445 for more info.
       The Boca Raton Symphonia presents Music and Dance Under the Stars 5:30 to 10:00 p.m. March 3. Visit
       The 2013 Boca Festival of the Arts is March 7-16 at Mizner Park Amphitheatre and Cultural Arts Center. Washington Post columnist will speak at  4 p.m. March 9 in the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center, Thomas Keneally, author of the book based on Shindler’s list speaks 7 p.m. March 11 and former U.S. Army Chief of Staff Retired Gen. George W. Casey Jr. speaks 7:30 p.m. March 12. To purchase tickets, visit or call 866.571.2787.
       JARC's 27th annual gala dinner dance honoring Rabbi Dan Levin and Judy Levis Markhoff is March 10, 2012 at Boca West Country Club.
       Florida Panthers head coach Kevin Dineen will be honored at the 23rd Annual Book of Hope Luncheon, 10:30 a.m. March 11 at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, sponsored by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Tickets are $125. Call 561.218.2929 or visit
       Shannon Miller, the most decorated gymnast in American History, will be the keynote speaker at the 11th annual YMCA of South Palm Beach County Prayer Breakfast, 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Boca Resort and Club, honoring Henrietta Countess DeHoernle and chaired by Linda Spielman. For details, tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call Georgia Rose at, 561.237.0944.
       The 5th annual Boating & Beach Bash for People with Disabilities will be 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Spanish River Park, Boca Raton. Last year, 5,000 people participated, making it the largest free fun day in the U.S. for children and adults with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. Call 561.715.2622 or go to  for more information. Email or
       Florence Fuller Child Development Centers presents the Men with Caring Hearts Awards Luncheon 11:30 a.m. on April 26th at Boca West Country Club.
       FORECLOSURE IS NOT AN OPTION! Contact Keyes Company/Ragbir Team Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) Realtor JOANNE EPSTEIN at 561.945.0000 and visit  to find out how she can save you from foreclosure, with no cost for attorneys, fees or commissions.
       If you have computer issues, or need a website, contact Rich Loeb, or call 561.809.4550.
        Birch Communications is a multi-million dollar company with an exclusive wholesale agreement with AT and T. If you would like to save money on your AT&T land phones without changing your numbers or your service, call 561.852.0000. has outgrown its previous meeting location and now meets at the West Boca Library on 441, just north of Yamato Road on alternate Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. featuring a newly redesigned website and openings in some categories. Call 561.852.0000 for further information.
        If you would like to promote your business or profession on Barry Epstein Live internet television show, on,,, or on the websites, call 561.852.0000.      
        Barry Epstein, APR, is a noted public relations, marketing and political consultant based in Boca Raton, president of the,
 the networking group and the founder and former president of the West Boca Chamber of Commerce; with a weekly internet television show on and; His motto is Public Relations is the enemy of anonymity. email:, or fax column items to 561.451.0000.  His blog is in the Boca Raton Tribune and on the website, on as well as on the Sun-Sentinel/Jewish Journal website at  -  as well as on his website:

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